My Lifesaving Oximeter

Pulse oximeters don’t save lives – but the people who know how to use them do.

Welcome to #MyLifesavingOximeter: a new feature that puts the spotlight on our anaesthesia colleagues at the frontline, and the incredible stories they have to share.

 

We know there’s a global crisis of unsafe surgery – but we also know there are thousands of operating rooms around the world where dedicated healthcare providers are listening for the beep and striving to keep their patients safe.

Since 2011 we’ve distributed over 14,000 pulse oximeters to more than 100 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe, and trained thousands of anaesthesia providers in essential skills.

We’re excited to show you how your support, their dedication, and the Lifebox pulse oximeter are making a life-saving difference.

Join us every two weeks to read stories from our colleagues around the world, and use the hashtag #MyLifesavingOximeter to get regular updates on social media.

And if you know of an operating room that needs a pulse oximeter let us know – and help to write the next life-saving story.

Click on the images below to learn more!

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Bilaal Abdi Abdilaahi
Somaliland
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Dr Norifumi Kuratani
Mongolia

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Dr Surajit Giri
India

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Dr Richard Mwase
Somalia

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Dr Margarita Alegría
Nicaragua

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Dr Euphrasia Katuutu

 

If you’d like to share your story or help spread the world that pulse oximetry saves lives, click here to download our toolkit.